Addictive Diseases

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants
Grant Summary: The grant aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (including both prescription opioids and illicit drugs, such as heroin). The funds must be spent on maximizing existing funding streams in the current system, with 80% of the dollars being allocated toward treatment and recovery support services.
Strategic Planning Overview
Office of Addictive Diseases began a collaborative strategic planning process to guide addiction treatment and recovery services in Georgia through 2019. The process was developed by a multi-functional workgroup and took place in three phases.

Offices of Addictive Diseases Resource Toolkit
January 2016

FY 2017 Application for SAMHSA Substance Abuse Block Grant Program
DBHDD would like to offer interested persons the opportunity to review its DRAFT Federal Fiscal Year 2017 application for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Substance Abuse Block Grant Program (SABG). SABG funds are provided by the federal government to all states that submit an application successfully meeting the requirements as specified by SAMHSA.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), substance use disorders result from recurrent use of alcohol or drugs that causes clinically and functionally significant impairments. These include health problems, disabilities and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school or home. Diagnosis is based on evidence of impaired control, social impairment, risky use and pharmacological criteria. 

Addiction treatment programs can help people of all ages withdraw safely from the physical and psychological effects of drugs, learning to manage their substance use disorder. Individuals can establish, maintain and enhance skills to cope with the associations of addiction. Services are identified in the Addictive Diseases Resource Toolkit and can be accessed by direct contact and/or referral. The following county-based services and programs may be found in each region.


Community Services

Community services are provided through contracts with private, for-profit, non-profit, and quasi-public agencies under contract with DBHDD through the regional offices. Consumer choice is a value that is embraced throughout the system and is fostered through the development of different kinds of provider agencies, including consumer-operated agencies. These organizations vary in scope of services provided, including those services commonly utilized by anyone with a mental illness and those services that address more individualized needs. Listed below are the program areas in which community services are offered:

Adult Services

Child & Adolescent Services

Women's Treatment and Recovery Services

DUI Intervention Program

Opioid Crisis Grant Information

In addition, individuals seeking services may visit to identify adult community-based service providers in your area. These services may also be accessed statewide by calling the toll-free Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1-800-715-4225.